John Marshall Morgan, 77, insurance broker, golfer

December 27, 2003

John Marshall Morgan, a Severna Park insurance broker and avid golfer, died of an aneurysm Thursday at his Gibson Island home. He was 77.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park and Glyndon, he attended the Calvert School and was a 1944 Gilman School graduate. After his World War II service in the Navy, he earned an engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University. He was a member of the Delta Phi fraternity.

He owned and operated the John M. Morgan insurance agency on Riggs Avenue in Severna Park for nearly 50 years.

Mr. Morgan played golf and belonged to the Niblicks, a golfing group. He was also a saltwater fisherman and a boater.

A past president of the Maryland State Golf Association and of the Gibson Island Club, he was a member of the Elkridge Club, the Sons of the Revolution and the Sons of Colonial Wars.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Christopher's by the Sea, Gibson Island.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, the former Elizabeth McPherson; two sons, John Marshall Morgan of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., and William Hocking Morgan of New Windsor; a daughter, Mary A. Morgan of Easton; and four grandchildren. Another daughter, Lee Morgan McDonough, died in 2001. His marriages to Katherine Poe Duer and Mary Lynn Brett ended in divorce.

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